German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere voiced skepticism about the EU-Turkey deal after Turkish President Erdogan rejected EU terms and conditions, German newspaper "Bild" reported on Wednesday. The mass-circulation paper cited sources at a meeting of the interior minister … [Read more...] about Free-travel, terror law disputes threaten EU-Turkey deal
A progress report issued by the European Commission on Wednesday indicates that the number of migrants attempting to enter the European Union via Greece from Turkey has dropped. The Commission says it sees this as proof that the EU-Turkey Statement - an agreement reached in March … [Read more...] about EU-Turkey agreement report shows drop in crossings to Greece
With the sun shining bright from a Brussels sky that had been heavy with clouds and rain for weeks on end, EU interior ministers meeting on Thursday appeared set on echoing a new sunny mood. A "positive climate" had pervaded talks, said Italy's Angelino Alfano, adding that there … [Read more...] about EU-Turkey deal on track despite human rights concerns?
DW: In his diplomatic tour of Greece and the region this week ahead of the EU migration summit with Turkey on Monday, EU Council President Donald Tusk issued a warning to economic migrants not to come to Europe. He also reprimanded European countries that have taken unilateral … [Read more...] about EU, Turkey talks on migrants only avoiding the problem, says human rights expert
Whether membership talks with Turkey can begin, as planned, on Monday will be decided at the last minute. After ambassadors from the 25 member states failed to agree on a negotiating mandate at their meeting on Thursday, EU foreign ministers now have to attend a special session … [Read more...] about Opinion: EU-Turkey Project Hardly Realistic